Church Ethics and Its Organizational Context: Learning from the Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church

Church Ethics and Its Organizational Context: Learning from the Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church

by Jean M. Bartunek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074253247X

ISBN-13: 9780742532472

Pub. Date: 11/10/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

North American contributors in business, organization, law, and ethics—a few actually connected in some way or another with the Catholic Church—gathered for a conference at Boston College in February 2004 to discuss a range of issues associated with the possibility of a professional ethics for the church. The 16 papers published here cover new ways of

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North American contributors in business, organization, law, and ethics—a few actually connected in some way or another with the Catholic Church—gathered for a conference at Boston College in February 2004 to discuss a range of issues associated with the possibility of a professional ethics for the church. The 16 papers published here cover new ways of understanding the crisis; and ethics, organizations, and church culture. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742532472
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Series:
Boston College Church in the 21st Century Series, #1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents


Abbreviations     xi
Introduction   Jean M. Bartunek   James F. Keenan     xiii
New Ways of Understanding the Crisis
The Crisis and the Scandal
Understanding the Crisis in the Church   Paul Lakeland     3
The Sexual Abuse Scandal as Social Drama   Jean M. Bartunek     17
The Context of the Church in the United States
The Six Ages of Catholicism in America   James M. O'Toole     31
The Struggle to Preserve Religious Capital: A Sociological Perspective on the Catholic Church in the United States   Michele Dillon     43
The Church and Leadership: Perspectives on Reform
Ecclesiological Perspectives on Church Reform   Richard R. Gaillardetz     57
Looking Good vs. Being Good: Pitfalls of Maintaining Perceptions of Strong Leadership Following Organizational Scandals   Kimberly D. Elsbach     69
Ethics, Organizations, and Church Culture
Framing Professional Relationships in the Church
Toward an Ecclesial Professional Ethics   James F. Keenan     83
Renewing the Psychological Contracts of the Clergy and Laity   Denise M. Rousseau     97
Organizational Perspectives on Morality and Ethics
Organizational Morality   C. R. (Bob) Hinings   Michael K. Mauws     115
Ethics Codes, Intervention, andCorruption Reform Methods for Ecclesial Professionals   Richard P. Nielsen     123
Proposing an Ethical Code?
A Professional Code of Ethics Reflecting the Nature of a Christian Vocation and an Understanding of Leadership in the Church   Francis J. Butler     137
A Professional Code of Ethics?   Richard M. Gula, SS     147
Civil and Canonical Cautions
Toward an Ecclesiastical Professional Ethic: Lessons from the Legal Profession   Daniel R. Coquillette   Judith A. McMorrow     157
Turning Pro: Theologico-Canonical Hurdles on the Way to a Professional Ethic for Church Leaders   John P. Beal     169
Reflections on an Ethical Church Culture
Reflections on Ethics, Organizations, and Church Culture   James E. Post     179
An Ethical Church Culture   Patricia M. Y. Chang     187
Index     195
About the Editors and Authors     203

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